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. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> arizona senator john mccain under fire. a tweet comparing is drawing criticism. michigan representative justin amish calls mccain's tweet racist. linking it to a recent port that the country putting monkey on a rocket. mccain sent out another tweet saying lighten up folks. can't everyone take a joke? maybe you should wise enup and not make racist jokes. >>> a troubled soldier is on suicide watch after killing one of his own? tased and tied to a chair. accused of shooting navy seal. kyle took fellow soldiers who suffer from post traumatic stress as a form of therapy. turned his weapon on kyle and another man. the community is shocked. >> just unbelievable. unbelievable that he would snap like that. i guess, you know, service does funny things to people. >> kyle became famous for his best selling autobiography. faced two counts of capitol murder. >>> for the first time we are hearing from the young girl shot in the head by the taliban for advocating. malala was on her way home from school. she was shot in the head. continues
into question the quality of his professional judgment on issues critical to national defense. >> senator john mccain and lindsay gram say they are opposing hagel about israel and troop surges in iraq which are at odds to u.s. policy. >> it was unnerving some of the things that came out of that hearing. created more questions and doubts than confidence. >> hagel, the former will you be pick an senator declined for appear to struggle in explaining decisions. >> we're right? >> i would defer in your judgment to sort that out. >> the committee deserves your judgment. >> republicans have sought to link confirmation to continued questions over the benghazi attack. white house responded to questions in a letter today while democrats tried to be opponents. >> we got a car going on in afghanistan. we need to have a secretary of defense in place. >> we need to get on and approve the nomination so he can get on with his duties as secretary of defense. >> but with the vote complete senate majority leader harry reed has announced a final vote a week from tuesday setting up an event show case with republic
be way off. >>> the tweet sent out by john mccain that a fellow lawmaker calls racist. >>> the hostage standoff involving a little boy is over. the search still (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> in just a few hours, the fbi will search for an underground bunker after saving a boy being held hostage. federal agents saved the 5-year-old boy after almost a week of negotiations. the man holding him hostage, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes died during the rescue. it's not clear how he died. the fbi says it was able to get a camera inside the bunker to monitor the situation but they will not say how. law enforcement sources say they decided to raid the bunker when they
it to baltimore, we'll be streaming it on nbcwashington.com starting at 10:45. >>> the tweet john mccain sent out that has some accusing the arizona senator of being racist. >>> the excitement by joe flacco after the super bowl could have cbs paying the price. >>> talk about a close call. just how close this massive asteroid will get to earth in the coming days gliefrjt a cloudy start to your day. but you won't see any snow. what you can expect >>> talk about a close shave. an asteroid will pass earth missing us by 17,000 miles. the 150-wide rock named 2012 da 14, you got that aaron, is one of the closest fly byes in history. the asteroid 14 will speed by at more than 17,000 miles per hour. all those miles may seem like a lot. but you're talking about big space rocks coming close to earth. >> don't be worried. we'll be okay, eun. >>> let's get a look at our forecast as we approach 5:11 and we start with cloud, tom. >> all is calm, though. not bright. there is a cloud cover over washington. live view from the nbc4 city camera over the washington monument. a lot of cloud cover. mid-30s in the subur
do you have the need for speed? which highway is about to get a big boost. >>> john mccain in hot water after a tweet landed the senator in a racial controversy. >>> and purple power. the ravens are super bowl champs, and baltimore is still celebrating. >>> meanwhile, even more questions why the nights went out in the middle of the game. >>> it's a big day for maryland. hello. >> everybody's still talking about that power outage and beyonce's star wattage on stage. we'll have a complete super bowl wrap-up ahead, including those commercials that are still getting a lot of buzz today. >> they sure are. we begin with the weather. there's more snow on the way, and it should arrive in a couple hours. >> veronica johnson joins us with just how much and if it's going to affect our evening commute. how about it? >> probably the tail end of the evening commute, around the time we get to 6:30, 7:00, light snow will be coming into our western suburbs. take a look outside right now. we have high clouds that have moved in. filtered sunshine, the clouds will thicken up and we'll start to see mo
, president is scheduled to meet with republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain. now, both have been outspoken critics of cuts to the defense department. now, the meeting is supposed to be about immigration reform and the republicans' plan that they are working on. we do think perhaps it will provide an opening for at least some conversation to begin about these cuts. back to you. >> we certainly hope so. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, in even egypt, a hot air balloon crash has killed 18 people and injured three others. a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field. the victims are from france, britain, japan and hong kong. three survivors were taken to a local hospital and it is one of the worst accidents involving tourists in egypt. >>> also new this morning, the u.s. supreme court takes up the question of dn actual sam peopling to help involve crimes. the justices will hear arguments from maryland officials who want police to be allowed to take dna samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted. twenty-eight states and the federal government
his confirmation hearings, senator john mccain sharply criticized him for opposing the troops surge in iraq. republicans grilled him about his past statements on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. he will face a confirmation vote next week's. >> we are just two days away from the super bowl. >> all the excitement building up to a point where we can only imagine john gonzalez cannot contain himself. let's go to him now in the big easy. >> morning. as you can see this morning, i have replaced my necktie with some beads. this is a live picture of bourbon street at this hour. thousands still out. we spent time talking to the so- called freaks of bourbon street. >> ♪ ♪ >> the ravens or the 49ers? >> the ravens. >> how long can you stay like this? >> forever. eric samuah the big winner? definitely going to be the 49ers. [someone tap dancing] >> let's see what they have to say, ravens or forty-niners? >> forty-niners. >> the ravens. >> ♪ ♪ >> go ravens. >> you can tell the future. ravens or forty-niners? >> forty-niners. >> the ravens. >> ♪ >> nothing like santa claus on bourbo
, senator john mccain is speaking out about the delay to vote on the defense d secretary pick. republicans should stop stalling a vote despite a his belief that chuck hagel is not qualified to run the pentagon. >> making headlines around the region now, the investigation continues into a house fire in southeast that critically injuredt a little girl. g flames ripped through this home on 33rd street yesterday morning.ay the 4 year old girl remains in the hospital. a 2 year old boy and three adults were treated for minor injuries. the home's owner is charged with felony threats and simple assault. investigators say he made threats against one of the women living at that home while crews worked to put out the flames.t >>> police on the eastern shore are investigating the murder of a college student. 21-year-old edmond saint clair was stabbed to death on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore. police do not believen this was a random crime and may have been the result of an argument that was on going or on-going disput. >> and a virginia family will be waiting to hear the resu
with two key senate republicans to discuss immigration reform. john mccain and south carolina senator lindsay graham. members of a bipartisan group. >> full senate will begin debate on a gun measure. the bill bans assault weapons and blocks people who have been involuntarily committed for health reasons from owning guns. would require people to submit fingerprints for hand gun licensing. supporters say that will make it harder for people to get others to buy guns illegally. the measures violate second amendment rights. no word on if or when could face a vote. >> other stories making headlines. a man accused in the mother/daughter murders in prince georges county will have to be retried. declared a mistrial on a technicality. the bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen burned out car in 2009. someone testified scott was involved in multiple home invasions but only one was admissible in court. the retrial is set in october. >> the search continues for a suspect. police are looking for 59-year-old john wesley jeffreys. they believe he beat 80-year-old and his 74-year-old wife to death
says he will now vote to confirm him as defense secretary. senator john mccain said he and his senate colleagues will support hagel as leader of the pentagon. republicans and others filibustered hagel's confirmation last week. mccain says he expects fahagel be confirmed next week. >>> microsoft deals with a string of problems. the latest involves a worldwide outage for a service that stores data. the service went down yesterday afternoon. the company says it's slowly restoring the program. to add on to the problems, it's the latest company to suffer a hacking attack. it's giving few details about what happened but said it affected a small number of employees' computers. no customer data was stolen during the attack. microsoft now joins facebook, twitter, and apple as online companies that have been hacked in the past month. >>> if you've noticed that your office has been a little empty this winter, you're not alone. more americans called out of work sick in january than any other month in nearly five years. the bureau of labor statistics says nearly 3 million full-time employees misse
a meeting late this afternoon with senators lindsey graham and john mccain. it was supposed to be about immigration. we're told they also talked about sequester. both senators said it was a good meeting, a strong meeting but still no deal, shep. >> shepard: ed henry in the district of paralysis for us tonight, thank you. with those budget cuts set to hit the pentagon there is new top official there after weeks of really heat debate. the senate today at last confirmed the former senator chuck hagel as the sheriff'sext secretary of department. number of fellow republicans holding up the vote complaining he was too radical questioning positions on israel and vaughn. he is set to succeed leon panetta. first vietnam veteran and enlisted soldier ever to hold the position. mike emanuel with the news from capitol hill tonight. mike, lawmakers mostly voted along party lines, mostly. >> that's right, shep. chuck hagel will get sworn in as secretary of defense tomorrow. he says he can think of no greater privilege in the final pitch, if you will, a democratic senator reminded his republican collea
that senator john mccain facing allegations of racism, and him saying chilled out. >>> coming up, the raven return as champions. life is good when you're the super bowl mvp. we'll show you how joe flacco spent his mvp monday. >>> plus dan hellies recaps it. when "news4 at 6 >>> breaking news out of the baltimore. there is a four-alarm fire in the downtown section. we're told it's in a lumberyard on pennsylvania avenue in baltimore. it's near the campus of the university of baltimore just several blocks north of lexington market. it looks like quite a fire that's gone on, four alarms having sounded so far. we'll have more as details become available. >>> we have our first official candidate for next year's d.c. may i don't recall race. tommy wells formally established his exploratory condition. a and. >>> congress is expected to begin looking at changing federal marijuana laws. they might begin that explore ace tomorrow. >> it would require growers to obtain a federal permit. the push to change it follows decisions by colorado and washington state to legalize pot. >>> john mccain is making f
be an encroachment on the powers of the president in the opinion of senator john mccain but simply taking control of the drones away from the cia. >> since when is the intelligence agency supposed to be an air force that goes around killing people. i believe it's a job for the department of defense. >> called the certain administration will kilter orrists but give miranda rights when captured here in the states. >> still ahead tonight, the search intensifies for the former lapd cop who is wanted for killing three people. what police believe was the suspect's possible escape route. violence breaks out. we will have the latest on a string of shootings.  >>> we are following a developing story. day four of the man hunt for a former los angeles police officer accused of killing three people. authorities are now offering a $1 million reward for information leading for the arrest of christopher dorner. he is reportedly bitter of being fired in 2007. the killings and threats dorner made have led police to provide protection. the cops dismissal is now under review as they
a result? or does he want another coddule to beat up republicans. >> reporter: senator john mccain reacting to a usa today report that the president wants to create a special new visa just for illegal immigrants, letting them stay in the us while waiting for permanent legal status, and even letting immigrants with criminal records stay in the country if they haven't spent more than a year in prison. >> we are doing exactly what we said we'd do, which is we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on on the hill, which by the way we're aggressively supporting. >> reporter: at first glance, the proposals go beyond what the president himself laid out less than a week ago. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: in his state of the union address, president obama said illegal immigrants should not benefit over legal immigrants in pursuing citizenship. >> a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning english and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally. >> re
of your group? guest: chuck schumer, dick durbin, michael bennet, myself, john mccain, michael rubio, lindsey graham, and, i think, that is it, unless i missed one. bob menendez, i am sorry. host: do you have more that want to join the effort at this point? guest: not specifically that want to join, but there are those sympathetic and when they see the legislation, we think they will come on board. we hope that once they see what is required for someone to advance status and get on a path toward citizenship, they will say it comports with the rule of law, it is humane and realistic and something we have to do. host: do you have folks on the house side working with you? guest: there is a bipartisan group over there that is trying to fashion some legislation as well. people like role labrador, louise bluebeard -- luis gutierrez and many others. they are getting closer to something like the senate is doing, and that certainly helps. host: senator jeff flake is our guest, republican of arizona. we have put our phone lines up. we have set aside the fourth line for illegal immigrants. we w
: there are the schumer, and dick durbin, myself, john mccain, marco rube bee yo. -- rubio. host: have you gotten more that wants to join your effort at this point? guest: not people who want to join but they are sympathetic about what we're doing and i think if they see the legislation they will come on board. once they see what is required for someone to advance their status to get on a path to citizenship they will say if this works with the rule of law. it is something that is humane, realistic, and something that we just have to do. host: do you have people on the house side working with you? guest: there is a group working on their own for a while, a bipartisan group. it is people like biden, many others have been involved in this effort. they are getting closer, i think, to something like the senate is doing and that certainly helps. host: senator from arizona is our guest. we have our phone lines up if you would like to dial in. we have set aside our fourth line for illegal immigrants. we would like to hear your story and we're going to begin with a caller on that line. alex from germantown, m
at a picture of john mccain at this town hall, that's a perfect example of someone who should not have a gun. that's a permanent scowl. it is not policy to ask me questions at a town hall. >> he's a deeply unpleasant man. >> they didn't cover that part in game change. >> stephanie: 47 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she gets insulted by more right-wingers before 6:00 a.m. than most people do all day. it's "the stephanie miller show." billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lo
nomination. graham calm would hagel one of the most radical choices to be secretary. senator john mccain said it is time to allow the vote to go forward. in rhode island they are marking a grim anniversary. it is 10 years since the tragic night club fire that kill would 100 people . that will include reports from the governor and former governor. it started by the great white pyrotechnicings. michael jordan turned 50 today and viewed by many as bist basketball player ever. nhappy birthday to air jordan. >> he grew up in silver spring maryland and became a rabbi . there is it a sacrifice along with the triumph. joining us to talk about it. welcome. sir, thank you so much and testimony us about the journey. >> it is really first of all great to be on with you. it is remarkable . growing up. my father was a federal judge and father-in-law was in the united states military. very american and patriotic and true to american strailings. mipe wife and i moved to israel eight and half years ago. i am an educator by trade but got swipt up in political activism . i am blessed to be a member of the israe
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
for john mccain and mitt romney. there's no conservative movement left. i want to say that i am officially done and my two brothers are with their families with republicans. i guess i call myself a man without a party. marco rubio will give the response in spanish and english. this is just -- it started with karl rove, the architect, that little nerd -- if i see him one more time on tv -- is the architect of the destruction of the gop. he gave us obama. the idea of reaching out and becoming democrats. what democrats aren't are people who believe in a group identity and hyphenated americanism. we conservatives believe in assimilation. that's why he's not going to give a response in german or italian. we will hear all the lofty platitudes and trite things from obama about a nation of immigrants. it was a somewhat perverse people being melted down by the fires of assimilation and being made similar -- it was a people meltedrdiverse down by the fires of assimilation. nobody would know marco rubio. he looks like the beaver. i will not follow him because he is a trendy minority. having to reach
into that well one more time. how far, some prominent republicans notably senator john mccain said they would be willing to close perhaps some of those tax loopholes that aren't needed but definitely a lot of work here to do on capitol hill and not a whole lot of confidence that they will really be able to get anything done. back to you. >> thank you. we hope and we watch. >>> taking a look at our other top stories, tragedy in arkansas where famed country singer mindy mccready has died. she apparently committed suicide. police say the 37-year-old was found shot in the head on the front porch of a home on sunday evening. authorities say her long-time boyfriend committed suicide at the same home just weeks ago. mccready is best known for her hits guys do it all the time and 10,000 angels. her career as sidetrackedded in recent years by drug problems and a custody battle. -- her career was side tracked in recent years. >>> flames ripped through a home on 33rd street around 3:00 sunday morning. a 4-year-old girl remains in critical condition at the hospital. home's owner, 46-year-old jeremy calva
a deal to prevent sequestration. >> president obama is meeting with top senate republicans, john mccain and lipped say graham today to discuss immigration reform. however, the possibility has been raised that sequestration will be discussed as well f budget cuts do not kick in on friday, the unemployed and local governments will be the first to take a hit. long-term unemployed people could see their weekly checks decrisis by $30. both sides are calling on each other to do something soon. >> congress is poised to allow a series of arbitrary, automatic budget cuts to kick in that will slow our economy, eliminate good jobs and leave a lot of folks who are already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. these cuts do not have to happen. >> it is time to cut spending here in washington. the president was serious, he would sit down with harry reid and begin to address our problems. >> we will talk to local lawmakers, congressman rob whitman of virginia and congressman chris van hollen of maryland with their perspective on the likelihood of a deal being done on time. >>>
to know how has john mccain can question this man like he is not too good. another thing, they are only doing this because of who the president is. they are open with that. host: we will leave it there. guest: i think john mccain -- i think what you see is a real passion for the issues that he was questioning him about. he is a passionate man. he is someone who cares deeply and that was evident yesterday. i think he is someone who takes things personally and very much to heart. and again, the iraq war was something he felt acutely and was very outspoken on and has been throughout the execution of that war. i think you could see that yesterday. host: she is a senior adviser for the center for studies. if you want to watch senator hagel's hearing in total, i invite you to go to our c-span video library at www.c- span.org. thank you very much. coming up, it is our regular look at america by the numbers. they will look at how americans across the country are doing financially. we will be right back. >> my cartoons depict native humor. when i first started this cartoon, they were native cha
. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas ayers on market and montgomery back on january 28th. he was injured and died last thursday. he was 78. h
. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered. i mean it was just, we will never see it again and here he was you know facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 and he stayed there until every question was answered. you could see the lightbulb going off in people's heads. when will we get the patients bill of rights and john mccain would say we are going to get a patients bill of rights. the democrats are owned by the trial orders. next question. it was just refreshing candor and you would see it in people's response and then he was totally open to the press. i mean there was a candor and openness and a welcome is that no one had seen before and no one certainly have seen since. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world. she's at the council of foreign relations today for now and will meet
to reconstruct her excel and reconstruct her hearing. >>> senator john mccain is telling people tonight to, quote, lighten up after a tweet he sent about mahmud ahmadinejad. earlier today he tweeted this. so he wants to be the first iranian in space. wasn't he there just last wight? a fellow republican called the joke racist. mccain followed that with a tweet -- can't everyone take a joke? . >>> we'll have more on how this fight is impacting students. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. watch out for fees on your bank accounts. why they're popping up and what consumers can do about it. my story is coming up. >> taking a look at the radar. when the snow moves in and out and what to expect for your tuesday morning commute. >>> right now supporters who say maryland's historically black colleges and universities need more funding, and they are bringing their messages to the capitol. >> students are holding a big rally at the statehouse. tracee wilkins has more on what this means for students in our area. >> you pass a lot of universities to get to bowie. >> yes, i did. >> she came from contract contract to prince
on various positions hagel has taken in the past. he had one con stentious explanation with john mccain. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder had this country since vietnam? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> if confirmed, hagel, will replace leon panetta as defense secretary. he'd be the first vietnam veteran to hold that position. >>> at this hour, a search for a missing teenager in takoma park, maryland. this is a picture of 16-year-old vanessa hendersonment she was last seen on hudson avenue about noon yesterday. police believe she's wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and pink and black nike sneakers. she's about 5'6", 130 pounds and has a birthmark under her right eye. she has an acoustic guitar with her. if you have any information, call police. >>> virginia congressman jim moran's son will not face voter fraud charges in connection to his father's reelection bid. arlington county police and prosecutors say they will not charge patrick moran. an und
confirmation battle could be looming, this time for john brennan as cia director. john mccain says he's not ruling out putting a hold on brennan's confirmation. he wants more answers about last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. the arizona senator put a hold on chuck hagel's confirmation process for secretary of defense. but a vote on the former nebraska senator is expected tomorrow. >> u.s. military leaders are denying accusations of soldier brutality from hamid karzai. karzai ordered all u.s. special operation forces out of the wardak province. a stronghold in central afghanistan. u.s. forces were involved in the kidnapping, torture and murder of afghan civilians and suspects. this comes on the heels of car guy his forces from calling in nato air strikes in areas. saying there's been too many civilian deaths. >>> breaking news out of vatican city. angie goff at the live desk. >>> we've confirmed aaron, that cardinal keith o'brien has stepped down as archbishop. he's the most senior roman catholic cleric. this follows allegations that he denies of inapprop
senator john mccain that made a reference, some would say a joke, about the iranian president. we'll have more about that. >>> of course, we continue our countdown to the winter olympics. we are going to be not strapping on any spandex. >> there we go. >> any chance to play that video. >> i sound like daffy duck. this morning we're going to get a lesson in curling, no spandex required. >> thank goodness for that. i don't know if you heard but matt and i are headed to chicago on friday for one of our field trips. send us your pictures, tell us what you love about the windy city. use #todaychicago. >>> natalie is standing by with a look at all the headlines. good morning, natalie. >> good morning, matt, al and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> authorities are searching for possible explosives today in an underground bunker where a school boy was held for seven d days. sheriff wally olson has described the child who has gone home now from the hospital. >> like a breath of fresh air. >> reporter: the kidnapper was also suspected of killing a school bus driver. officials say they used a ca
to president obama asking him to withdraw the hagel nomination. but on sunday arizona senator john mccain said president obama's choice deserved an up or down vote. >> i do not believe that chuck hagel, who is a friend of mine, is qualified to be secretary of defense. but i do believe that elections have consequences. >> woodruff: today 18 g.o.p. senators joined with democrats to end the filibuster. hours later, the senate confirmed hagel, 58-41. mainly along party lines. for more we turn to mark thompson, "time" magazine's national security reporter. welcome back to the program. so after all the storm and the fury from republicans, enough of them voted to let this confirmation takes place. what was this all about? >> basically it was on valentine's day that the senate would not let this proceed to an up-or-down vote. instead basically the republicans were looking for something to derail the nomination so for 12 days the nation waited essentially leon panetta was running over to nato and back to his walnut farm. we really didn't have a true secretary of defense other than this lame duck. today
, hagel will probably be confirmed. yesterday, senator john mccain said he will not support a filibuster of his former senate colleague and democrats appear to have at least 57 votes to confirm hagel, including two republicans. first kid you ready? [ female announcer ] second kid by their second kid, every mom is an expert and more likely to choose luvs. after thousands of diaper changes, they know what works. luvs lock away wetness better than huggies for a fraction of the cost live, learn, & get luvs. for a fraction of the cost when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost.. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. >>> the politics now, where hillary clinton launched a new website, hillaryclintonoffice.com. pretty bare bones. just a picture and a place to click if you want to contact her, but it has only contacted the rampant 2016 speculation. add tagg
, interacting with the foreign policy and lindsey graham and john mccains, the republican party. now we are finally seeing it. the sort of anti-spending wing has overtaken the foreign policy. at least its it comes to this issue. >> chris van holland, good morning, congressman. >> good morning, chris. >> what's going on behind the scenes to get a deal right now? is there any communication at all? you heard the criticism that -- that the president is not meeting with congressional leaders. both sides have been blaming each other. what's going on in a way that mate solve this? >> well, chris, there has been communication but that's very i different, as you know, than a negotiation. we have not seen a negotiation. primarily because republicans con to cling to their position they will not accept one penny of additional revenue as part of a balanced alternative to the sequester. what the president, democrats, said we understand. we have to make tough cuts and do them at a targeted and smart way but we should also be cutting these tax loopholes that benefit very wealthy individuals and which,
to be here with all of them. senator john mccain, who needs no introduction. >> but he always appreciate it. [laughter] i would just like to very briefly say that i thank senator enhofe for his attention tot his issue. -- senator inhofe and others on this issue. he pointed out the devastating effect of sequestration. if it is implemented, it will cut every ship, truck, a tank, research and development across the board. the secretary of defense panetta, a man that i admire greatly, called sequestration a meat ax approach. i think it is important to note, according to one economic analysis, it costs a loss of $350 in full-time direct jobs, 650,000 indirect job losses. that is a lot of jobs. my friends, in these difficult times. secretary panetta said, "this has become a very serious threat to our national security." para chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the same thing. in the late 1970's, after the vietnam war, the chief of staff testified before congress that we had a "hollow army," which then caused the attention of the american people and one of the reasons why ronald reagan was
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like these. we have senator john mccain who told a crowd during a town hall in arizona this week specifically concerning immigration reform. here's some of that. >> cut off their welfare, their stuff and they'll go back. [ applause ] >> you're a senator with the federal government. and you're doing nothing about it. you said build the dang fence. where's the fence? >> on the list that i showed you. >> it's not a fence. >> it's not a fence. it's a banana. we put up a banana with about $600 million worth of appropriations. >> the gop is supposed to be shifting on immigration. can republicans really make progress on the issue when you've got one of the main senators on this issue being attacked by his own constituents? >> and this is an issue that definitely has a big impact on the republican party. but what we need to do is see elected officials, republicans and democrats, step up and not worry about being primaried and do what's right. the fact is that we need to have a path for citizenship. we need to see a reform in immigration. we should simply do it without worrying about extr
the gramm who is running for reelection in 2014. they note that senator gramm, senator john mccain will meet with the president today to talk about immigration reform. the front page of the new york times, republicans signing a brief in support of gay marriage. 75 people have signed an amicus brief, a friend-of-the-court brief, before the supreme court takes up a california ballot initiative at baring same-sex marriage. -- there are republicans who have signed this would not previously talked about the issue, mega wittman, who supported proposition 8 originally, congresswoman lee some of florida, richard hanna of new york, stephen hadley -- back to your phone calls, sam in west point, new york, he works for the department of defense. what is your take on sequester? caller: well, there is waste in the federal government, but there is also waste in the private sector. you cannot quantify it. we have already had cut. we have had about 5-10% cuts. mostly for people who have not -- have been hired. we had contract employees, and they are now on their way out. we have not had cut since the clinton
the defense budget. last week at a constituents' meeting, senator john mccain said that these sequester cuts could significantly undermine military programs. quote, we're facing a situation where our national security is at risk. senator mccain said, adding that furloughs could affect as many as 49,000 military and defense jobs in arizona. well, i tell you in georgia what's going to happen is that 37,000 civilian department of defense employees will be furloughed, reducing gross pay by $190 million and army base funding would be cut by $233 million. and funding for air force operations would be cut by $5 million. this is in the state of georgia. this is for this fiscal year, this current fiscal year. can you imagine that much money coming out of the economy and not having an impact on the overall economy? it certainly will. let's take all of those who travel. you go to the airport. you rely on the air traffic controllers to make sure that the planes are situated and flying safely so that nobody is going to bump into each other up there in the sky. you're dependent on your t.s.a. personnel to
, it would cut a trillion dollars in spending. >> also you have on t h e s h o w senator john mccain who has had a high profile the last couple of weeks. >> that's right. really tough questioning of a former friend, chuck hagel, the nominee for defense secretary, last week, and this week, yesterday, in that hearing was leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs, he went after them pretty tough, too. a lot of issues here, benghazi, aid to the rebels in syria, the drone strikes and enhanced interrogation as you mentioned the whole immigration reform issue. lots to talk to john mccain about. >> the interesting thing, we seem to be at a fairly critical time as we get the new secretaries come in, secretary kerry, of course, as well, and some real burning issues overseas that don't seem to go away. >> well, absolutely. and you know, you have all this in the middle east, we used to be able rely on a few friendly dictators, frankly. now you have the arab spring, al-qaida affiliates in africa. 60,000 people killed in syria. so it is a very dangerous, very tense time. of course iran continuing with
's delegation, senator john mccain, when i say this sequester will be devastating for arizona. it's bad for hardworking americans and it turns a blind eye to my state's proud effort and proven perseverance. i affirm my commitment to working with anybody who is willing to put our differences aside and put the people we serve first. we still have time to stop this. let's roll up our sleeves together and get the work done. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i rise today because we have to get our fiscal house in order, but sequestration is not the way to do it. there is no question we need to address our unsustainable debt and deficit. our debt remains above 73% of g.d.p., up from 36% just six years ago. and our deficit still hovers just below $1 trillion. but the solution must be a big, balanced, and bipartisan deficit reduction plan monitored like plans like cooper-latourette, not the meat ax approach of sequest
2004. mitt romney barely won as many votes as john mccain did in 2008. if you compare preelection estimates to exit polls, what you find is 5 percentage points of independents didn't show up. so the party that actually figures out how to represent these independents, and my hunch is many of them are these social liberal voters is going to be ahead in the demographic race. that's why you saw smart democrats actually run functionally libertarian campaigns. notice democrats who won, they ran on fiscal issues and distanced themselves from the president. they stole the rhetoric of fiscal conservatives. this is also why you found republican candidates who won, they ran on fiscal issues but they didn't emphasize abortion. over time, i believe the party that embraces this libertarian center of the public will come ahead in the demographic battle. the second point i'd like to make is about the tea party. some people think the tea party lost the election particularly in the senate. and the argument goes something like that this n. 2010 there was kristine o'donnell and in 2012 there is today
john mccain, who needs no introduction. >> but he always appreciate it. [laughter] i thank senator enhofe for his attention tot his issue. he pointed out the devastating effect of sequestration. if it is implemented, it will cut every ship, truck, a tank, research and development across the board. the secretary of defense panetta, a man that i admire greatly, called sequestration a meat ax approach. i think it is important to note, according to one economic analysis, it costs a loss of $350 in full-time direct jobs, 650,000 indirect job losses. that is a lot of jobs. in these difficult times. secretary panetta said, "this has become a very serious threat to our national security." para chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the same thing. in the late 1970's, after the vietnam war, the chief of staff testified before congress that we had a "hollow army," which then caused the attention of the american people and one of the reasons why ronald reagan was elected to be president of the united states, because of our rapid decline in national defense that took place previously. we h
in libya. the white house sent a letter to senators john mccain, lindsey gramm, kelly ayotte, who have been demanding more information. they hoped from soundness yesterday or the day before that they would be able to change minds and make these centers -- senators vote yes. there is information that republicans say they want. it also seems like they were unhappy with his pick, they wanted -- wanted a different tack, and they did not -- they did not want to be conciliatory about it. host: 1 vote for present. why did they go that way? guest: senator hatch of voted present. it beats me why he did. you either vote yes or no. there is a rumor that he did not believe in the filibuster. if you do not believe in the filibuster, you should probably vote yes. republican leadership was actively whipping. that would be the reason. of the people who voted to block it, one was center collins -- senator collins from the northeast. also, senator johanns from nebraska, who was one of senator hagel's colleagues from nebraska. host: what happens from here in terms of having a defense secretary? guest: i think
of them are willing to cut people is to do what they would otherwise do. when lindsey gramm and john mccain are saying that this is really crazy stuff, you know there are people both in the senate and house that get it and want to avoid this. anybody on the defense side, everybody knows we have to trim our sails. at least we should allow the secretary to make the decisions as opposed to this crazy across the board. >> talking about the budget issue your state is facing. you had to raise taxes in your state to meet the budget deficit. what is the way ford for governors in this country who are facing similar scenarios? you raise taxes. and other states that is not tenable. is that a mix of spending cuts and tax increases? >> i was the first democrat elected governor and 24 years. the outgoing governor handed me a deficit larger than any other state in the nation representing 17% of revenue. there was no way to cut your way out of it. there was no way to tax arena of it. you had to do both. we had to respect the relationship as the employees and we did both of those things. so much so t
and not doing it in a dumb way. senators like john mccain have made similar statements to what scott said. your republican governor, along with other governors around the country, said they want congress to stop the sequester, stop these cuts. but i just have to be honest with you. there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks. and that's what's holding things up right now. keep in mind nobody's asking them to raise income tax rates. all we're asking is to consider closing tax loopholes and deductions that the speaker of the house, john boehner, said he was willing to do just a few months ago. he said there were a bunch of loopholes and deductions you could close. said you could raise $800 billion, $1 trillion by closing loopholes. we're not even asking for that much. all we're asking is that they close loopholes for the well-off and well connected, for hedge fund managers or oil companies or corporate jet owners who are all doing very well and don't need these tax loopholes so we
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